Scion -May 2021

Volume 31, Issue #05 – May 2021   What a difference a few months can make. It is now 2 ½ months since the Big Freeze of February and what a difference that has made in my garden! Most plants have made a great comeback. The autumn sages and Henry Duelburg salvias are in full bloom. My Knockout rose and …

Scion -April 2021

Volume 31, Issue #04 – April 2021   April showers bring May flowers… and I am ready for both the showers and the flowers. After the deviation of the February freeze and waiting to see what had survived in the garden, I am ready to shop for some new plants! And I’m not alone… nurseries are struggling to keep up …

Scion -March 2021

Volume 31, Issue #03 – March 2021  President’s Message, March is here, thank goodness! February was really rough; freezing weather, no electricity, no water, broken pipes, damaged homes. And finally, our attention turned to our gardens. As I look at my own, I see brown leaves, nude stems, mushy bulb foliage, and so much more! The seemingly total devastation took …

Scion -February 2021

Volume 31, Issue #02 – February 2021 As a Bexar County Master Gardener, February is feeling somewhat strange. Usually, we have spent the last two weeks building out the inside of the Little Buckaroo Barn at the fairgrounds of the San Antonio Livestock Expo and Rodeo. It would be filled, inside and out, with exhibits demonstrating a variety of gardening …

Scion -January 2021

Volume 31, Issue #01 – January 2021 January brings new beginnings… new year, new goals, new challenges, new opportunities!  And the Scion has a new beginning series for our vegetable gardeners.  The BCMG’s Vegetable Gardening Advance Training (AT) Team is a group of Bexar County Master Gardeners who have received advanced training in the area of vegetable gardening. They will …

Scion -December 2020

Volume 30, Issue #12 – December 2020 December is here! Our gardens are starting this month in better shape with the rains that we received at the end of last month. Everything feels a little fresher. Many of you will be bringing in the final bounty of your vegetable gardens to enjoy this holiday month. From our Bexar County Master …

Scion -November 2020

Volume 30, Issue #11 – November 2020 November is a transitional month in the garden. The deciduous trees are going bare and the warm season harvests are finishing up. We are changing out summer annuals for pansies, dianthus, alyssum and snapdragons. Bulbs and wildflower seeds are planted with an eye for next spring. Our gardening chores are slowing down, giving …

Scion -October 2020

Volume 30, Issue #10 – October 2020 October is pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and cool-season veggies. It’s mari-mums and fall zinnias in gardens and containers, leaves changing colors, and the temperatures cooling down. For me, October is one of the best months to spend time outdoors! October also starts a new series in the Scion. Bexar County Master Gardener, Bill Swantner, is …

Scion -September 2020

Volume 30, Issue #9 – September 2020 September! I love the knowledge that cooler weather is just around the corner. While our gardens may have struggled this summer, they have (mostly) survived another hot Texas summer. They have survived by being adaptable to their surroundings and the changing weather. They have also survived due to the love and care that …

Scion -August 2020

Volume 30, Issue #8 – August 2020 Hot, hot, hot… welcome to August in Bexar County! I visit my garden in the cooler parts of the day, early morning and after the sun drops low. I’m glad I fertilized and mulched my beds with compost this spring. It has really helped the plants cope with this heat. What I have …